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Impressive day's work !
 

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Very nice. Don't know how you do it in a day. What are the dimensions?
 

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The goal is at least one project a day… if not more.. well done.. I know how much work is involved..that is why I only do easy things..
You will have a large inventory for you next show.. good luck with it all..
Larry
 

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Wow! Chocolate box… in a day.. That will be 300 pcs a year (minus 52 Sundays and 13 days for holidays). What about the chocolate dust? ... probably a mountain, ha? LOL.
 

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That is a great design! what did you use to carve shapes?
 

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Excellent box, I'm also curious about what type of caving tools did you use. Power or hand chisels?
 

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I must say everytime that you post one of your boxes, they make me say WOW! I couldn't ever think about doing something like this, as far as I am concerned you da master at it..
 

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WOW I have spent 3 days on just a simple box and I am no where near done!!!!!

BEAUTIFUL
 

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Greg,
I have been following your boxes for a while now… they are unique and very beautiful!
Ellen
 

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Greg, just how many hours are in your day?
Very nice sir, very nice.
 

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Great work Greg. My favorite so far.
 

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Good stuff Greg. All in one day…. You Da Man!
 

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I like the texture pattern you created. Well done! This would have taken me a month!
 

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Really awesome box
 

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One thing I discovered yesterday is that I do not plan on doing another "one day box". I challenged my self to see if I could do it in a day and it wore me out.
I got up early and went outside to my shop around 5:15am. It took until around 7:45 to cut all the pieces out, miter the corners and cut the dados for the bottom and then sand the insides. I then had it glued up around a few minutes after 8am. The box is 12" widex 8 " deep x 3 1/2" tall…
While it was drying I routed out the top for the Bloodwood insert, cut the insert, glued it in and then glued the Bloodwood knob on. This step was finished by about 9:30am. I figgerred I would let the box glue-up dry until 10am…so I went inside and had breakfast.
I unclamped the box at 10am, drilled the 14mm holes for the barrel hinges and then started shaping the box. This is the really time consuming part. I picked up my trusty 4 1/2" angle grinder and started grinding, shaping and sanding on the box. I also use a Foredom electric carver, a rat tail file and an extremely excessive amount of hand sanding…I took a break around 5pm when my wife came out to the barn and wanted to know when I planned on barbucuing the rib eyes.
I went back to the shop around 6:20pm and started grinding and shaping the top of the box. By about 10:15 or so I was all finished and spent about 10-15 minutes going over the entire box with 320 grit sandpaper to make sure I had all the final sanding marks out…I then put a coat of boiled linseed oil on it, wiped it off about 10 minutes later, took a few pictures and posted it online and then went inside and showered and conked out…Unconscious until about 8:30 am this morning.
 

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Very nice box. I'm not sure I prefer the inlay, but I'm sure the picture does not do it justice. Feel free to tell me to shut up. I really like the pattern you used on the top and sides.

So how much time did you spend on the design? I'm guessing you had it all planned out before 5:15am. :D
 

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Very cool box Greg
 

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Greg, fantastic box…. I love the shape and the carving…. the whole thing looks alive. My only personal constructive criticism is that I think the rectangular regularity of the inlay in the top detracts from the free-flowing nature of the piece. But, hey…. that's nitpicking on a terrific project.
 

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That is a great looking box. and all in one day. awesome!!
 
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